A DAY AT LAKOWE LAKES GOLF & COUNTRY ESTATE
Lakowe Lakes Golf & Country Estate is an exclusive 308 hectare residential golf estate owned and developed by Mixta Africa, so imagine our excitement when we were invited to a media brunch at the estate.
I had heard about Lakowe a lot of times and a former boss of mine went there religiously to play golf so I was looking forward to finally seeing what the fuss was about.
Due to the distance, we were told that transportation would be made available from a take-off point that was communicated to us.
During our trip there, we were informed that the Estate is a secure and serene gated community with an 18-hole world class golf course, guest cottages, corporate lodges, spa facilities & hotel and a clubhouse. They are confident that the distinctive lifestyle they offer in the serene and luxurious environment is unmatched by any other development in West Africa.
After hearing that, we put on our rating hats so we could aptly review what we thought of the property while they showed us round.
Located just after Ajah on the Lekki-Epe Axis, Lagos awaits the beautiful Lakowe Lakes Golf & Country Estate located just 20 minutes from Lekki 4th roundabout. If you think of Ikeja, Lagos island,Victoria island and Ikoyi as the downtown of the mega city that is Lagos. Then Lakowe Lakes Golf & Country Estate is located in the suburbs, away from the hustle and grind of the city. This sprawling golf estate is known for its exclusivity and its charm is undeniable.
Style & character
Set your mind on enjoying all the goodness that nature has to offer, lots of greenery, birds chirping and serenity. This is not your typical Lagos residential experience. Of the 308 acres of land, only 92 hectares is going to be built up. This estate is surrounded by a natural ecosystem with 13 man-made lakes spread across the property giving it a dramatic effect. If you didn’t know any better, you would think you are in an exotic location far away from Lagos. This is the perfect location for family or corporate retreats. Even a staycation at their spa resort is worth the visit. It offers an extraordinary spa and the best part is dining while overlooking the lake.
Service & Facilities
The estate’s infrastructure is excellent with a variety of residential estates, a recreational centre, a modern club house, 18-hole golf course, power & water supply, paved roads, 24hrs security patrol, commercial areas and lodges for corporate clients all professionally managed to world class standard.
Everything you could ever need is right here on the grounds. Their cosy accommodations consist of 2-3 bedroom terrace homes, 3-4 bedroom detached villas, loft style apartments and flats.
Their homes come under 3 categories – The Village, The Enclave and The Plots. All with their unique takes to ensure home lovers find exactly what they need.
Lodge & Spa Resort
This consists of 63 Luxury upscale suites comprising of a studio, one bedroom and two bedroom units with elegant wood and glass interior, a modern bath and living room. The timber villas are surrounded by amazing views of nature with the Lake in site. Although not yet completed you already feel the serenity of the resort. The resort will include a full service Spa and Wellness facility, offering a variety of treatments.
Food & Drink
The stylish but informal restaurant near the lake turns locally caught fishes into tasty dishes. Staples such as pasta and pizzas are also available and a fine selection of breakfast options if that’s your favorite meal. There’s also a fine dining restaurant which caters to all culinary palates.
YES! Imagine the family running around, having picnics and just having a good time. It’s the perfect family spot for all to bond and rediscover themselves as a family.
Value for money
Rating: Double Eagle
YES! We believe so. The houses come with price tags that range from 33 – 104 million naira. We learnt that it’s usually purchased as a second or third retirement home. If you can afford it, why not put a down payment on one of the lovely homes.
One thing was clear after the tour, Lakowe Lakes Golf & Country Estate offers the promise of an unrivaled lifestyle of luxurious living and security. The Estate proved itself to be more than just a place for living and playing golf, it coexists with nature; a place for those who know how to define their personality.
While over here at Unravelling Nigeria we’re waiting for our pockets to get a bit deeper so we can purchase some of the homes but till that happens, we’ll just wait for the spa to open next year so we can go experience it.
Have you ever been to Lakowe? What are your thoughts about it? Or are you already saving your coins to buy your dream home? Let us know.
*Mixta Africa is a leading real estate development company and wholly owned subsidiary of ARM limited.
*This post was sponsored by Mixta Africa/ARM. However all thoughts remain our own.